tough luck

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Related to tough luck: luck out, Best Of Luck, down on luck, bygones
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Noun1.tough luck - an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomestough luck - an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
circumstances, luck, destiny, fate, fortune, lot, portion - your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion"
weakness - the condition of being financially weak; "the weakness of the dollar against the yen"
adversity, hard knocks, hardship - a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"
gutter, sewer, toilet - misfortune resulting in lost effort or money; "his career was in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer"; "pensions are in the toilet"
hard cheese - bad luck
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(taf) adjective
1. strong; not easily broken, worn out etc. Plastic is a tough material.
2. (of food etc) difficult to chew.
3. (of people) strong; able to bear hardship, illness etc. She must be tough to have survived such a serious illness.
4. rough and violent. It's a tough neighbourhood.
5. difficult to deal with or overcome. a tough problem; The competition was really tough.
a rough, violent person; a bully.
ˈtoughness noun
ˈtoughen verb
to make or become tough.
tough luck
bad luck. That was tough luck.
get tough with (someone)
to deal forcefully with or refuse to yield to (a person). When he started to argue, I got tough with him.
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Having seen the success of Tough Luck, Chakra and Shadows are working on independent and co-productions with the aim of producing more Arabic content for SVOD platforms.
In The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform, Northwestern University scholar Andrew Koppelman points out that the legal arguments deployed against the mandate flowed not from constitutional text or precedent but from early, "Tough Luck Libertarian" ideas of the political philosopher Robert Nozick.
It was tough luck on the crisis club - but things only got worse as the game progressed.
It was tough luck on Wolves who asked questions of the Reds.
But rather than take advantage of this excellent facility, the thieves decided to help themselves - and tough luck to all those in their community who enjoyed using the state-of-the-art gear.
It was tough luck on Celtic,who mounted brave second-half resistance as United pressed.
He can plausibly claim that Clinton had agreed to party rules, now wants to break them, so tough luck.
If it gets rejected, the IRS keeps the $2,000 and you still owe the amount and it's tough luck,'' he said.
In other words, tough luck to those pining to see him don tights for a superhero flick or making macho goo-goo eyes in a romantic comedy.
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If a business owner speaks a foreign language, tough luck.
One is left feeling that this must be the material of the future (and tough luck for the developed West that it doesn't grow here).